... and it started with a kiss ...
I'm all for fairy tales - in fact the irony and humor associated with this little guy really do have me thinking... I could do a whole series of the forces and the fairy tale... good and evil... ok, ok, it's been done, but not for satire I'd bet.
The only thing about this scenario is the technique. I'm really still not sold on it, so like other projects I'm working on at the moment, practice practice practice, experiment more. I seem to be moving away from this style, and it's not a bad thing, it just doesn't sit well for me at the moment, so I either need to work at it more, or move past it.
So, week one of 52 week illustration, fairy tale... next is 'Italy'.. better get moving on that.
I'm not one for new year's resolutions but...
Well, starting a post with 'I'm not one for new year's resolutions but... ' almost sounds like I have a fair few resolutions written down, up my sleeve, or documented in my brand spanking new diary for 2015. We can read evidence of 'throwbacks' from 2014, written as a reminders of what I didn't finish last year, or the year before that, for that matter.
Yes, I do have outstanding 'tasks' and yes, some of them did indeed get completed at the 11th hour of 2014, but others are just sitting there, staring at me... asking to be put out of their misery. And I have to ponder... why are some things easier to put off than others - for me at least. Considering I hate loose ends and absolutely condemn a 'to do list' that never seems to end, why are some jobs (even paid ones) just sitting there, uncrossed, un-celebrated as 'done'?
When I looked at these loose ends, I had to own up to one or two being a case of 'not enough time' or that of procrastination. While others where just glaringly 'not the right projects'. From design, to illustration, I've taken on some 'doozies' during the past two years. Most of them, will not make it into my portfolio, and many of them would not have great stories of collaboration and communication I'd want to share - these being values I am particularly interested in. So, this coming year is going to be about this:
Saying no to the wrong projects and actively pursuing my dream 'jobs'.
No lists, or resolutions I won't keep....
No, in fact it's going to be an awesome year, of fantastic personal and professional projects...
alphabet chart for boys & insect lovers alike...
Having started the insect alphabet a couple of months ago, I took the end of yea resolution to finish the outstanding insects, to re-lay out and make a poster of the pieces... so, without further 'ado'.... I have a high resolution version available - just email hello<at>tanyahempson.com
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.